Wednesday December 28, 2016

Singapore To Record Iris Scans Of Citizens

Uh oh, Minority Report here we come. What's weird is that they plan on using this in conjunction with fingerprints and photographs, not instead of. Seems a bit excessive for regular ID cards and passports.

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Starting January 1 next year, Singapore will begin including iris scans as part of the country's registration process for citizens and permanent residents. This was part of efforts to improve the "effectiveness and efficiency" of operations undertaken by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement Wednesday.